About the Journal

ISSN: 2835-8309 (Online)

Aims & Scope

Public Finance Journal is a biannual journal publishing peer-reviewed research that examines and analyzes contemporary issues in budgeting and finance and explores the applicability of solution sets. The journal is published by the Government Finance Officers Association and serves as a forum for discussion on significant issues related to the advancement of our scientific understanding. Articles are chosen for publication based on their originality, importance, interdisciplinary interest, timeliness, and accessibility. As a journal focused on connecting the science with the practice in public budgeting and finance, all manuscripts must connect the study with the needs and interests of both the scientific and practitioner communities for the field.

The mission of Public Finance Journal is to serve those engaged in public budgeting and finance through the publication of significant advances in the science of the discipline that conveys both theoretical importance and timely application.

Aims & Objectives

The journal has four guiding principles. These are:

  • Public Finance Journal is an open-access journal that is committed to the community of practice;
  • All articles published adhere to the standards of peer review and the ethical standards of the Committee on Publication Ethics;
  • We encourage posting open data and methods for all published articles to our Dataverse; and,
  • Both replications and manuscripts with null results are important to the scientific process.

Public Finance Journal is edited by a team of experienced academic scholars and draws on an editorial board of academics and practitioners.

Book Reviews
The Book Reviews section discusses important books that address critical issues in public budgeting, public finance, and public administration. Our book review editor looks for relevant books and capable reviewers across all disciplines.

Public Budgeting, Public Finance, Government Accounting, State and Local Finance, Financial Management, Taxation, Capital Budgeting, Intergovernmental Revenue, Public Procurement, Journal, Research.